Riesling N/V

The thin slate stones of our vineyards in the Mosel River Valley are a critical factor in crafting a Riesling of exquisite balance. So precious are these stones that those which slip into the river are carefully carried back up the treacherously steep vineyard slopes and returned to place.

About the Vineyard

The Mosel has a great wine growing tradition of more than 2000 years, brought here by the Romans. It is the home of Riesling and recognized all over the world. The soil with its thin slate stones is a critical factor. Reflecting and retaining heat, the slate is essential to ripening grapes in this cool climate.

Wine Production

Healthy grapes, gentle pressing, strict purification of musts, fermentation with selected yeasts under temperature controlled conditions, storage in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

Tasting Notes

Grapes from the Lower Mosel provide mineral notes, grapes from the Middle Mosel create a hint of spiciness and grapes from the Upper Mosel supply fresh, peach flavors. The result is a clean, fresh flavour and a perfectly balanced taste profile that is delicious with food and perfect to share with friends.

Food Pairing

Riesling is the most versatile white wine for food matching. This Riesling serves across a wide range of food companions, e.g. Mexican, Indian and Chinese dishes, Thai cuisine, similarly hot and spicy foods. But also perfect with sushi, fish, poultry and pork or simply on its own.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Mosel, Germany
Vineyard size
130 acres
Soil composition
Slate
Training method
Vertical trellis system
Elevation
300-800 feet
Vines/acre
3,300
Yield/acre
4.8 tons
Exposure
Southern/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1980
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
830,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Riesling
Time on its skins
4 hours
Fermentation container
Stainless steel
Length of alcoholic fermentation
18-24 days
Fermentation temperature
61-64 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Sur-Lie Aging
Malolactic fermentation
No
Fining agent
Gelatine
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container
59,000 l
Length of aging before bottling
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
10.9 %
pH level
3.1
Residual sugar
23 g/L
Acidity
7.4 g/L
Dry extract
20.5 g/L

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